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The Election Commission engaged the political parties on the evolution of a piece of legislation that if enacted, will enable people to vote at places other than their polling stations, an official said yesterday.

Commission’s Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya told the Daily Mirror yesterday that a large number of people lost the opportunity to vote at respective elections because of their work requirements on polling days. He said his office paid attention to work out arrangements for them to cast their ballots at places of their convenience without going for their polling stations.

“We know a lot of people working in Colombo. They are from different parts of the country. They cannot take leave from work on polling days. We can cite employees of hospitals, hotels and eateries. We need to make alternative arrangements for them to vote,” he said. Asserting that the Commission took a position in this regard, he said discussions were done with the political parties. The new law is to introduce in the form of an amendment to the Parliamentary Election Act. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • johan Monday, 09 December 2019 08:52 AM

    Give computerised resident records to polling stations along with manual records. Make easy access to displayed people in Anamaduwa to avoid transporting them in bus loads

    Sokrates Monday, 09 December 2019 09:15 AM

    Let also the people vote, who are working abroad

    Benjamin Monday, 09 December 2019 10:31 AM

    Electronic Voting Machines

    Anoosh Monday, 09 December 2019 10:38 AM

    That is the online system, which is easy to handle.

    ravin Monday, 09 December 2019 10:54 AM

    Better look back and see number of candidates and political parties in Sri Lanka. To implement this suggestion first increase the nomination fees considerably . Good example is past presidential election.


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